February 16th, 2015 by HarlemGuy

Cheri Harlem

We recently had a lovely evening in Harlem at Cheri, the latest in what feels like a steady parade of new French eateries staking a claim to Harlem.

Cheri has a wonderful feel, a cross between a cozy intimate restaurant, someone’s brownstone home and French bistro.

The staff is incredibly friendly, and you can often find Cheri’s owner Alain Eoche’s there, as he lives above the restaurant, which means customers have his undivided attention.

The space is beautiful and offers a variety of special experience as you walk in.  Artwork is everywhere, both interesting, visually appealing and intelligent.

The staff is very friendly, attentive, and speak both French and English.

The food is tasty, plentiful and well priced.

The location is second to none and will only get better over time.

We really loved our visit and look forward to our next visit.

IMG_3861 IMG_3857 IMG_3856 Cheri

Chéri
231 Lenox Avenue
212-662-4374
cheriharlem.com

 

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December 15th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

Barawine photoshopped

I finally had a chance to dine at Barawine in Harlem one chilly quiet weekday evening.  I had an incredible experience.

Barawine is located in the space formerly occupied by Harlem’s first and short-lived caviar bar.   The venue is beautifully laid out and visually stunning.  I loved what felt like three different spaces each with unique feel and charm.  The display of wine bottles is particularly beautiful.  We were greeted by friendly attentive staff, all of whom spoke French.  The owner greeted us warmly and identified recommended dishes all of which I tried.  My dishes pictured below were warm and savory, the portions filling, and the prices right.

bara WINE photshop

The wine selected by the owner was terrific.  The Spicy Corn and Poblano Cheese Soup was silky smooth and just spicy enough.  Every bite of the The Branzino Provencal was as flavorful and as unique as the last – truly delicious.

What I particularly like about this corner of Harlem, this particular Harlem restaurant row as it were, is that there is a decidedly french feel to it with newcomer Cheri up the block and across the street (stay tuned for our review of Cheri) and Chez Lucienne adjacent to Red Rooster up the block on the same side of the Street where Barawine is located.  I love the French influence in Harlem, being of French-Canadian and Haitian descent.

Fish

Barawine Harlem is located on 200 Lenox Avenue, at the corner of 120th Street.

ADDRESS
200 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027

PHONE NUMBER
+1 646 756 4154

EMAIL
info@barawine.com

Also available via Seamless and Opentable.

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